Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This year’s cohort of the Women’s Leadership Project (WLP) has been involved in organizing around health literacy, media literacy and women’s rights. Highlights include taking the lead on launching Mix It Up Day for cultural diversity, organizing a Day of Remembrance for youth, attending an HIV/AIDS awareness conference for women and girls and educating GHS students and adults about sexual assault and sexual harassment through meetings with administrators, workshops and Denim Day outreach. WLP president Clay Wesley is also a foster care youth advocate who has traveled to Sacramento to lobby for foster care legislation and a participant in the Women of Color Media Justice Initiative’s radio production training at KPFK radio.
On Monday, November 3rd over 200 Gardena seniors took part in a zerohour election forum. Students from the Women’s Leadership Project (WLP), Gay/Straight Alliance, Peer Health and Government classes presented and debated on the California Ballot Propositions and issues from the presidential campaign. Students had lively discussion on the Same-Sex Marriage Initiative (Prop 8), the Parental Notification Initiative (Prop 4) and the Drug-Rehabilitation Initiative for non-violent offenders (Prop 5). Students arguing for Team Obama and Team McCain debated on education policy, a woman’s right to choose and the Iraq war. WLP students presented on two key policy issues that were important to women in the election. Prior to the forum during the month of October, Women’s Leadership Project students conducted class- to-class voter registration targeting 12th graders and mailed completed registration forms. Special thanks are due to History teacher Saul Lankster and Health teacher Debbie Wallace for their support in helping coordinate the election forum presentations.